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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Make your own photo canvas


Quick and (pretty) easy - make your own photo canvas.

All you need is some canvas, mod podge (check how the Namibians write that :-) ), tissue paper, and a printer.
Nachtrag für meine deutschen Freunde: Tissue paper ist Seidenpapier und nix zum Nase putzen :-).

Print your photo onto the tissue paper. I ironed the tissue paper first, and then glued the corners to a normal paper
to print. This didn't go too well. The tissue paper got quite crumbled during printing.

Next I fed the tissue paper into the printer without a backing, this worked much better.
The printer I used is an ink jet printer, but I guess a laser printer will also work.

I then put a thin layer of mod podge onto the canvas and carefully put the tissue paper on top, smoothing out any
wrinkles.

Then I used another thin layer on top of the picture. Unfortunately this made the ink bleed.





After the glue has dried, cut off the paper sticking out over the canvas:

 

To make the edges look smooth, I stuck some washi tape around the sides:



Another Christmas present possibility :-).


Have a great day!


Lots of love,



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23 comments:

  1. hallöchen
    jutta

    was für eine klasse idee.
    leider hat unser drucker gerade den geist aufgegeben...
    aber wenn ich einen neuen habe, probiere ich das gleich mal aus.

    ´wünsch dir was
    ute

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  2. Oh Jutta, das sieht ja interessant aus und dazu noch ein tolles Foto von euch!Danke immer wieder fuer deine tollen Blogs und Ideen und Fotos!

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  3. That is truly a cute and gorgeous picture. Can't believe that Eva used to be blonde..... Great idea, and I admire your persistence in fiddling around!
    xoxo

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  4. tolle idee und sie kommt wie gerufen;)
    liebste grüße von birgit
    ps. ein schönes foto hast du da genommen...

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  5. What a beautiful picture. I love this tutorial. It is quick and easy and oh so personal.

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  6. Jutta, what a fun project and I want to try it, but I have a question....so if the top layer of the mod podge made the ink run, did you do it again without the top layer? Your picture doesn't look like the ink was runny...it looks great! (Fun to see you as a young family!)

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  7. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's been challenged by this idea Jutta. Despite the challenges, your project turned out very well. :)

    I couldn't get the paper to go through my printer at all! The good news is that when I took it to the office printed it on a laser printer, which was far kinder to my paper, I found that the resulting print didn't run at all when I applied the mod podge.

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    1. thanks for the tip! hugs to you, Jutta

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  8. Hmh, ich steh gerade auf dem Schlauch, was nehme ich denn als Tissue Papier...Serviette, Taschentuch...??? Da kann ich doch nicht drauf drucken, oder denke ich gerade einfach nur verkehrt ;o)!

    LG, Andrea

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    1. Hallo Andrea,
      Das englische Tissue paper hat nichts mit Taschentüchern zu tun. Das ist ein dünnes Papier, das glaube ich Seidenpapier heisst auf deutsch.
      Kannst Du zum Geschenke einpacken nehmen, oder um Blumen zu basteln. Gibts sicher im Schreibwarengeschäft.
      Es ist allerdings ziemlich dünn und muss vorsichtig in den Drucker eingeführt werden, damit nicht alles steckenbleibt.
      Hoffe, das hilft 
      Dir alles Liebe
      Jutta

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  9. Wow. Great timing! Just opened the party at Fine Craft Guild and literally seconds later you arrived... Ha! Happy to see you with such a fun project. My projects don't always work great from the start, so no worries about the glue bleed. Rather than trashing or fixing the project, I see those things as opportunities to make it more creative. Fun and fast, that's my motto. Have a great week, Jutta!

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    1. I so relate to that :-). Love your party and your blog dear Rose! Hugs, Jutta

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  10. What a wonderful idea. You are certainly prepared for holiday gift giving with this idea. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing your wonderful blog at Thursday Favorite Things xo

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  11. Very nice idea! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Thanks,
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  14. Jutta,
    This project is amazing. Great tutorial. It turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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